Some students are are till asking us, which book are we using for WAEC, JAMB, NECO, GCE or NABTEB for this year? In this article, I will show you the new 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024 and 2025 literature texts for all WAEC, NECO, JAMB and GCE candidates. These WAEC Literature texts are meant for SS1, SS2 and SS3.

Note that newly approved books by the West African Examination Council are valid from 2021 to 2025. This means that the texts will be used in 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024 and 2025.

Also note that these literature books applies to WAEC and NECO GCE students. So, if you are a GCE candidate, feel free to refer to this post.

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We also have the summaries of some of the books on this website. You can search and read them up.

List of New WAEC/NECO Literature Books 2024/2025

1. African Prose

  1. Second Class Citizen by Buchi Emecheta
  2. Unexpected Joy at Dawn by Alex Agyei-Agyiri (2018 Edition)

2. Non African Prose

  1. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronté
  2. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

3. African Drama

  1. Let me Die Alone by John K. Kargbo
  2. The Lion and the Jewel by Wole Soyinka

4. Non African Drama

  1. Look Back in Anger by John Osborne
  2. Fences by August Wilson

5. African Poetry

  1. “Black Woman” by Leopard Sedar Senghor
  2. “The Leader and the Led” by Niyi Osundare
  3. “The Grieved Lands” by Agostinho Neto
  4. “The Song of the Woman of my Land” by Oumar Farouk Sesay
  5. “Raider of the Treasure Trove” by Lade Wosomu
  6. “A Government Driver on his Retirement” by Onu Chibuike

6. Non African Poetry

  1. “The Good-Morrow” by John Donne
  2.  “Caged Bird” by Maya Angelou
  3. “The Journey of the Magi” by T.S Eliot
  4. “Do not Go Gentle into the Good Night” by Dylan Thomas
  5. “Binsey Poplars (Felled 1879)” by G.M. Hopkins
  6. “Bat” by David H. Lawrence

7. Drama Text for Objective/Contextual Questions

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

How Do I Get the New WAEC/NECO Literature Texts 2024

There are three methods through which you can get the newly approved WAEC literature texts. They include the following:

  1. Physical book shops
  2. Schools
  3. Online Bookshops

I will show you how to use the above methods to purchase your books.

Some books contain the summary of all the WAEC drama, poetry and prose. Most of them are very comprehensive in such a way that they contain everything you need to know about all the books. Examples of these books are Exam Focus, Essential Literature Text Book, and so on.

In schoolisle, we recommend that students go for Exam focus on Literature in English. The price of the book is 3,500 Naira on Konga.

SEE ALSO: How to Use WAEC, NECO, JAMB & GCE syllabus

1. Physical Book Shops

This involves going to any nearby bookshop to check out the books. Sometimes, it is made compulsory for school candidates to get the hard copies of these books. When such need arises, simply move to the market and get the hard copies for yourself.

Prices in physical book shops are seen to be cheaper than the prices sold in schools and online. About 35,000 Naira can get you all or most of the books listed above.

2. School

Some schools make the copies of these books available for all their students to buy. This is for schools that have libraries or bookshops. Some schools also make it compulsory for their students to buy from them.

You can also get these books in the school libraries. Most schools make them available for their students in the school library for free. So, if you are privileged to be in such school, do well to maximize the opportunity.

Some public libraries also have some of these books. You can also visit those places.

3. Online Bookshops

This involves making payments and buying the literature books online. There are so many online platforms where you can purchase the recommended WASSCE Literature Books. I recommend that you buy from

The books are a bit costly on the platform compared to when you visit physical shops. But for conveniences and easier transactions, it is good you buy online.

This how how you buy books from

  • Firstly, visit Konga website at
  • Search the name of the book you want to buy
  • Click on the book and make your payment

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the list of WAEC literature Books for 2024

The list of WASSCE texts for 2024 are:

  1. Second Class Citizen by Buchi Emecheta
  2. Unexpected Joy at Dawn by Alex Agyei-Agyiri (2018 Edition)
  3. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronté
  4. Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

Check the list above to see the full books.

Do WAEC and NECO NECO Use the Same Literature Books?

Yes, NECO and WAEC use exactly the same list of literature texts every year. Just like the way both examination bodies use the same syllabus, they also use the recommended novels, drama and poetry. So, whether you are taking WAEC or NECO, just relax and read the books as listed in this post.

Can I use these Books to Study for JAMB

Yes, you can use these literature texts to prepare for JAMB. It covers NECO, WAEC, GCE, NABTEB and any other type of exam which can usher you into the university.

I hope this article was helpful. Share your thoughts with us below. If you have any question, drop it in the comment section.



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